Bio – Ellen S. Deutsch

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Ellen S. Deutsch

Ellen S. Deutsch, MD, MS, is a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She is an experienced pediatric otolaryngologist and patient safety and simulation expert with interests in human factors and resilience engineering. Deutsch previously served as a senior scientist and medical director of perioperative simulation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, medical director at ECRI and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, and editor of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, following 20 years of practice as a pediatric otolaryngologist at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Deutsch has proudly served in leadership roles in national and international professional otolaryngology and simulation organizations and was honored to receive the Gabriel F. Tucker Award from the American Laryngological Association. She serves on the editorial board of the Simulation in Healthcare journal and as an associate editor for the Human Factors in Healthcare journal. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and editorials and has given more than 80 invited lectures. Her research goals include implementing human factors principles and enhancing the resilience of health care delivery systems, thereby empowering clinicians to improve patient safety and provider satisfaction.